Thursday, October 17, 2013

Local Americans United group sets date for annual meeting themed “Movers & Shakers”

For Immediate Release
Americans United for Separation of Church and State – OKC Chapter
Thursday, October 17, 2013 Event
Contact: John Loghry, President, 405-651-5605
James Nimmo, Communications Chair, 405-843-3651 

What:   2013 AUOK Annual Membership Meeting  – “Movers & Shakers”
When: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 7 – 9 p.m.
Where: Ingrid’s Kitchen, 3701 N. Youngs Blvd., Oklahoma City
Who: OKC Chapter of Americans United for Church & State and the public!

Local Americans United group sets date for 
annual meeting themed “Movers & Shakers”

(OKLAHOMA CITY)   The 2013 Annual Membership meeting of the Oklahoma City chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church & State will be held on Thursday, October 17, from 7 to 9 p.m.  The event themed “Movers & Shakers,” will take place at Ingrid's Kitchen at 3701 North Youngs Blvd., in Oklahoma City. 

Light refreshments will be served.  Attendees will be able to order from the menu should they wish. 

Our annual meeting this year has two of the key people involved in a very important state-church case,” said communications chair, James Nimmo.  “It's the perfect opportunity for citizens to hear first hand from the chief litigator and lead plaintiff and ask questions about this religious separation case that will be receiving national attention.”

The meeting will feature two of Oklahoma City’s prominent movers and shakers to inform attendees about a very important case that's been filed in Oklahoma County Court.

One of the evening’s two featured speakers will be Brady Henderson, legal director of the ACLU of Oklahoma.  Mr. Henderson will discuss some of the reasons the affiliate filed a recent petition to remove the Ten Commandments Monument currently on the northeast corner of the Capitol building.  

The second guest speaker will be Dr. Bruce Prescott, executive director of Mainstream Oklahoma Baptists.  A former national board member of Americans United for Separation of Church & State, and ACLU of Oklahoma, Dr. Prescott is also the lead plaintiff in the ACLU of Oklahoma monument case. 

Prescott says he will be speaking about why he asked the ACLU to challenge the Ten Commandments monument at the state capitol.

The meeting agenda will also include a vote held for the four officer positions – president, vice president, secretary and treasurer; the treasurer's report on finances will be given; and the past year's activities will be reviewed. 

“The Oklahoma City Chapter, one of the most active chapters of American United for Separation of Church and State, arranges this event so that Oklahoma's citizens can read and discuss upcoming issues and be ahead of the inevitable curves thrown by those who want to diminish a valuable freedom that is not observed in much of the world,” said Nimmo.

All interested citizens are encouraged to attend and participate with questions and comments. 
Americans United (AU) is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to preserving the constitutional principle of church-state separation as the only way to ensure religious freedom for all Americans. AU represents over 70,000 individual members and 5,000 churches and other houses of worship nationwide.

Yearly memberships start at $25.  Be sure your membership status is up to date by visiting the National website at

For more information about the Oklahoma City Chapter of Americans for Separation of Church and State or the Annual Membership Meeting, please visit,

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